Why Ductless Heating & Cooling Is Surging in Popularity
Ductless mini-split systems are very similar to central air conditioning systems in that they have indoor and outdoor units. They rely on a compressor, condensing coil, and fan to condition your home’s air. What they don’t have is extensive ductwork. Consequently, they only cool the area in which they are installed. Though this may seem inconvenient at first glance, it actually allows for remarkable flexibility and customization of your heating and cooling system.
When homeowners remodel or build new homes, they frequently turn to ductless heating and cooling solutions, especially when remodeling or building home additions. Not only are these systems cost-effective, but because of their flexibility, they offer a wide range of benefits.
Keep reading to learn more about why these systems are so popular.
Efficient, Reliable Heating & Cooling
The number one reason homeowners are looking to ductless systems is that they offer energy-efficient, reliable heating and cooling. When sized correctly, a ductless system will effectively keep the room or area it is installed in at a comfortable temperature all year round, all while using far less energy than a central air system.
In fact, because they require less energy to operate than central air, and because you can set up cooling and heating zones, your monthly utility costs may be significantly reduced compared to using your central air system. Furthermore, these systems also require less and have a long lifespan (in some cases, up to 30 years). Over time, these all translate to big savings.
Improved Indoor Air Quality
Another major benefit of ductless systems is how effective they are at improving your indoor air quality. Many ductless systems have state-of-the-art air filtration systems built into them. Consequently, mini-splits are often better at cleaning the air in your home than a central HVAC system. As more and more people have switched to working from home, indoor air quality has become a major concern. With a mini-split, you can breathe easy.
Quiet & Unobtrusive
When remodeling or building a new home, many people are concerned about the design aesthetics of their home’s appliances, including their heaters and air conditioners. It used to be that ductless systems were bulky and loud. Modern mini-split systems have a relatively slim design and take up minimal space. This allows you to improve the comfort of your home without sacrificing design. Furthermore, modern mini-splits are virtually silent, meaning you will hardly notice them when running. This starkly contrasts with central air systems, which can be incredibly noisy as the fan pushes cold air through your home.
Brings Conditioned Air to New Areas
If you are remodeling your home, you may be looking for a way to bring heating and cooling to new areas of your home, including garages and room additions. Expanding a home’s central air can be an expensive process. Additionally, depending on the construction of your home, it may not even be possible to extend your ductwork. However, because mini-splits don’t require ductwork, you can install them virtually anywhere.
Quick, Easy Installation
Finally, a great benefit of mini-splits is that they are very fast and easy to install. And, because they don’t have extensive ductwork, maintenance is also a breeze. As previously mentioned, ductless systems don’t require much maintenance, but when you do need work done, they are easily accessed by technicians, helping speed up the repair and maintenance process.
Want to know more about ductless mini-split systems? Call Premier Indoor Comfort Systems, LLC. Our specialists can help determine if a ductless system is right for your home.